Nature, history, shopping and entertainment – Middlesex County has it all.
Although Middlesex is a mecca for history, culture, attractions, events and entertainment, the region is ultimately defined by the charm of all its residences. The attractions will draw you to our area – still its the people that make it memorable.
Adelaide Metcalfe is apeaceful rural community. The quaint village of Napier is home to St. Mary's Anglican Church-Middlesex County's oldest church. Napier was also featured in the 2011 Doors Open Middlesex event.
Whether you are intrigued by the story, or want to feel the luck of the Irish, visit, Lucan Biddulph. Home of the infamous settlers, the Donnellys best known for their exploits and subsequent demise at the hands of a band of vigilantes was also one of the earliest slave refuge colony in Upper Canada. Lucan "Rich with history"
The municipality of Middlesex Centre is home to Delaware Speedway, the Komoka Railway Museum the Historic Arva Flour Mill, an authentic English Pub and Gold Medal Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moyer. Middlesex Centre…rare and distinctive one of a kind experiences.
North Middlesex is a community with its feet firmly planted in its rural roots. Unique shopping, dining and an International Quilt Festival; all great reasons to visit North Middlesex. A community where individuals still take the time to give acknowledgement with a nod of the head or shoot a wave and say "Hello".
Southwest Middlesex boasts some of the most bountiful farmland in the county and as such, agriculture is at the heart of this area; it is introduced within the school system to educate children in farming and farm safety.
Meandering along the southern limit of this municipality, the Thames River, designated a Heritage River, was once the route most often travelled between Canada and the United States and was the location of many historical battles such as the Battle of Longwoods during the War of 1812.
Strathroy is the main urban centre of the Municipality. The Downtown is a unique and authentic heritage downtown boasting Victorian "yellow-brick" homes, and quaint shops and restaurants.
The Sydenham River, with its parklands and conservation areas make this the only major watershed which lies completely in the Carolinian Life Zone and is relatively undisturbed by industrial development. This has made the river a biological treasure, supporting an incredible variety of aquatic life making it one of the most species-rich watersheds in all of Canada, several of them being indigenous to the area.
Thames Centre features The Carolinian Winery, is the site of the Donnybrook Fiddle & Step Competition, breathtaking scenery of the Dorchester Mill Pond and Lake Whittaker.
The Village of Newbury
We may be small in population but we are big in heart! The many community events, local services and the pride taken in all it has to offer, make Newbury a place to stop and appreciate.
Come and enjoy our friendly, small towns and experience all the attractions we have to offer.